In a survey conducted by U.S. News, Austin ranked number 3 out of 150 cities considered in “Best Places To Live In The U.S.” for the year 2020-2021.

There are mounds of reasons why Austin tops the list as one of the best relocation destinations.  A standout reason Austin ranks number 3 is the more than stellar job market.  Austin’s unemployment rate is well below the national average, with the average income being slightly above the national average too.  Austin is the Texas leader in technology jobs, being dubbed “Silicon Hills” due to the amount of technology oriented businesses and technology start-up companies.

Not only does the job market attribute to the success of Austin, but the availability of great master-planned communities, real estate and top-notch school districts make Austin an ideal place to raise a family.

Below is the information for Austin, Texas on their current ranking status: 

U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

Austin’s Scorecard for “Best Places to Live” 

Desirability: 7.8

Value: 6.6

Job Market: 7.5

Quality of Life: 7.1

Net Migration: 8.8